Jewish historian Gabriel Kolko's book The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916. He examines how progressivism was a way for the big corporations to limit free enterprise competition.
The title is a little misleading since this isn't "conservatism" in any sense. Not that the word mean much anymore. But liberalism would be far more appropriate. Still, it's a good work examening America in the early 20th century.
February 24, 2019 Subject:
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1. Kolko's religion has absolutely nothing to do with this.
2. Kolko's argument was that the Eastern establishment pushed regulatory legislation to preserve their status against the rapidly developing West, hardly Liberalism. Perhaps, "liberalism" in the sense of Progressivism today.